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JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 6 @ 4:17 PM ET
I guess you’re part of the girls club now?
- Cptmjl

JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 6 @ 4:20 PM ET
As he’s only had one good season (perhaps a legit breakout, perhaps not), AND his shooting percentage last year jumped something like 7%, I’d offer:

Anthony Beauvillier
Kieffer Bellows
Unprotected 2023 1st

Now I’d offer this for two reasons.

1) Thompson’s breakout year strikes me as legit. I don’t think he’ll be a career 15% shooter, but if he continues to put puck on net like last year, he’ll create a tonne of chaos.

2) He’s an RFA getting only paid 1.4 this year. That should give Lou enough wiggle room for Kadri as well. If he repeats last years performance, AND Kadri comes on board, that adds some pretty serious scoring ability to the roster.

Now, it’s also a huge ass gamble, and really only worthwhile if a person believes this team is capable of winning the Cup this year. And since it’s such a huge ass gamble, I’m not willing to throw more at Buffalo to get Thompson. Nor do I believe Buffalo takes such an offer.

- Wildschwein

I think that the kid is good and has upside, but he may not be able to maintain those kind of gaudy stats on offense, when he gets to a team that demands he also plays defense.

So I'm not giving up a 2023 unprotected 1st for him. Lose hard for Bedard!
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 4:53 PM ET

- JohnScammo

Welcome aboard.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 4:54 PM ET
I think that the kid is good and has upside, but he may not be able to maintain those kind of gaudy stats on offense, when he gets to a team that demands he also plays defense.

So I'm not giving up a 2023 unprotected 1st for him. Lose hard for Bedard!

- JohnScammo

You also have to factor in that there’s a 0% chance Buffalo trades him unless he demands a trade but it’s Buffalo so that’s a possibility
streaks
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.25.2018

Aug 6 @ 5:25 PM ET
You also have to factor in that there’s a 0% chance Buffalo trades him unless he demands a trade but it’s Buffalo so that’s a possibility
- Cptmjl

Is Tage Thompson even available? Lou really knows how to get a fan based excited 😆 Eight pages on nonsense. I think I might move to Canada and demand I get paid in bonus money.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 5:34 PM ET

- JohnScammo


Please, You were part from the beginning. A member in good standing since inception!
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 5:36 PM ET
Is Tage Thompson even available? Lou really knows how to get a fan based excited 😆 Eight pages on nonsense. I think I might move to Canada and demand I get paid in bonus money.
- streaks



Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 5:37 PM ET
Is Tage Thompson even available? Lou really knows how to get a fan based excited 😆 Eight pages on nonsense. I think I might move to Canada and demand I get paid in bonus money.
- streaks

Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 5:50 PM ET
I’ll take that pig and cut him into small, thin, rectangular, shaped, pieces, and fry him up. Then put him in between two slices of white bread. Follow it up with some lettuce and tomato and have my self a nice lunch.
- Cptmjl


Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 6:04 PM ET

- Wildschwein

and after I’m done with that BLT I’m gonna shove that gimp right up your wife’s ass and make chiefs watch.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 6:20 PM ET
and after I’m done with that BLT I’m gonna shove that gimp right up your wife’s ass and make chiefs watch.
- Cptmjl


I hope this poor gimp gets a BLT too.

Otherwise he’s being treated most unfairly.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 6:21 PM ET
Is Tage Thompson even available? Lou really knows how to get a fan based excited 😆 Eight pages on nonsense. I think I might move to Canada and demand I get paid in bonus money.
- streaks


Almost certainly not.

But (frank) it it, it’s August.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 6:32 PM ET
I hope this poor gimp gets a BLT too.

Otherwise he’s being treated most unfairly.

- Wildschwein

Gimps normally get treated unfairly.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 6:48 PM ET
As he’s only had one good season (perhaps a legit breakout, perhaps not), AND his shooting percentage last year jumped something like 7%, I’d offer:

Anthony Beauvillier
Kieffer Bellows
Unprotected 2023 1st

Now I’d offer this for two reasons.

1) Thompson’s breakout year strikes me as legit. I don’t think he’ll be a career 15% shooter, but if he continues to put puck on net like last year, he’ll create a tonne of chaos.

2) He’s an RFA getting only paid 1.4 this year. That should give Lou enough wiggle room for Kadri as well. If he repeats last years performance, AND Kadri comes on board, that adds some pretty serious scoring ability to the roster.

Now, it’s also a huge ass gamble, and really only worthwhile if a person believes this team is capable of winning the Cup this year. And since it’s such a huge ass gamble, I’m not willing to throw more at Buffalo to get Thompson. Nor do I believe Buffalo takes such an offer.

- Wildschwein


Excellent break down. Thank you.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 6:49 PM ET
Whenever, got you covered.


- nyisles7

Dude he doesn’t want to hang out with you just like the last 6 guys you asked on this site🤣🤣
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 6 @ 7:12 PM ET
Please, You were part from the beginning. A member in good standing since inception!
- nyisles7

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 7:37 PM ET

- JohnScammo



You didn’t join you posted your way in
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 7:44 PM ET
Dude he doesn’t want to hang out with you just like the last 6 guys you asked on this site🤣🤣
- Vukota



Ok thanks, however I’ll let him answer that when and if he ever comes to a game. He may actually take me up on a beer at a game. I’ve met a few guys on here that aren’t afraid to show themselves and they are actually nice guys. Not a pr!ck like me.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 10:05 PM ET
Gimps normally get treated unfairly.
- Cptmjl


Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 10:06 PM ET
Dude he doesn’t want to hang out with you just like the last 6 guys you asked on this site🤣🤣
- Vukota


Don’t flatter me Vukota. I’ll drink with anyone if their buying.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 10:11 PM ET
Don’t flatter me Vukota. I’ll drink with anyone if their buying.
- Wildschwein


Never said I was buying
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 11:50 PM ET
Never said I was buying
- nyisles7


Well I wouldn’t let you buy the first round anyway. It goes against Canadian custom.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 11:55 PM ET
Well I wouldn’t let you buy the first round anyway. It goes against Canadian custom.
- Wildschwein


Must not have been Canadians I meet with in Ontario. I left broke!
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 7 @ 2:57 AM ET
Must not have been Canadians I meet with in Ontario. I left broke!
- nyisles7


Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 7 @ 7:37 AM ET
People not wanting to hang out with you because you’re a (frank)ing douche bag = people scared to show themselves.


That’s some insecure, zero self awareness, warped stuff right there.
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